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Poster: stratocaster Date: Feb 11, 2012 5:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Under the Covers

might pick jack aroe on the acoustic, but I haven't played dead in years

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Feb 12, 2012 6:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Under the Covers

Mr Garcia, "exactly what role did LSD play in the loyalty of your fan base?"

Of course, i was rippin Garcia licks back when i was 13 listening to Live Dead and Dark Star in particular.

Have performed in bands since the age of 13, some were Grateful Dead knock-off garage bands, some FM Rock, then eventually grew into my own voice. However, my guitars have for the most part resided in their cases for the better part of the last decade.

If you utilize your mind, heart and soul and channel from the universe any gifted musician will be able to perform original material, that's art.

If a parrot can mimic a humans voice, what challenge is it for a man to play someone else's music? " Therefore, the only true artistry is in the performance of your own material. "

I happened upon this lil honey today, she has a unique presentation, can't quite put my finger on her influences though she is pleasant to look at. Tori Amos perhaps?

Lana Del Ray

http://tinyurl.com/7v3rj5w

http://tinyurl.com/43ydf6p


It's one thing for Lesh & Weir to be out there performing from the Songbook that's their material, they own it. The fundamental issue in my opinion with this whole "Dead Covers" project is the old same thing sung a thousand ways often with an annoying twang in one's attempt to mimic Garcia's voicing and phrasing.

ZZZZZZZZ !

Is it any wonder why Garcia medicated himself? how else could one possibly deal with the constant onslaught and multitude of his enormous fan base.



This post was modified by dark.starz on 2012-02-12 14:20:19

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 12, 2012 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Under the Covers

I think you missed my point, or deliberately twisted it. Apparently for you, imitation is just flattery, and naught else.

The fundamental thing is that this music continues to keep us engaged, and keeps musicians coming to the well in search of their own interpretations. Sure, some of it is mimicry - but the act of playing it, singing it, and hearing it - this is what "music" is all about. Perhaps "the same old thing sung a thousand ways" was exactly what the band was all about. This music has surpassed generations and still lives in hearts and minds. I leave you with this:

He who truly knows has no occasion to shout. ~Leonardo da Vinci




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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 12, 2012 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Under the Covers

Yeah, didn't know Pavarotti was a parrot. Or the Dead. (What percentage of their songs were covers?) Or, gosh, people who just enjoy playing music they like. I'd love to be able to play music for fun or in a bar band or whatever, and if I did, I expect it would most definitely be only covers, LOL.

Btw like this new "reply" setup, where you can actually see what you're replying to ... funny that it gives an error message, but I guess they'll fix that.



This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2012-02-13 03:35:28

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 13, 2012 5:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Under the Covers

Yes, I like the new reply setup also, helps me refer to points I want to make.

According to the clearlight site, the ratio was about 3 covers to 2 originals, (334 to 190) although a great many of those covers were only played 1 or 2 times. Still, some of those covers were staples, like Good Lovin', IKYR, MAMU, Mama Tried, Big River, Johnny Be Goode, Minglewood, Promised Land, Samson, Lovelight.... On any given night, I'd bet that ratio was more like 1 cover to 3 originals, or less. I'll leave it to the statisticians.

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Poster: ducats Date: Feb 12, 2012 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Under the Covers

the fan base came before the medication?